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'''Akrasia''' (; Ancient Greek|Greek , "lacking command"), occasionally transliterated as '''acrasia''' or Anglicised as '''acrasy''' or '''acracy''', is described as a lack of self-control or the state of acting against one's better judgement. The adjectival form is "akratic".Although this philosopher's technical term is usually employed in its Greek form (i.e., '''akrasia'''/'''akratic''') in English texts, it was once the philosophers' English language convention to use the precise English equivalent of '''akrasia/akratic''', '''wikt:incontinence|incontinence'''/'''incontinent'''. However, it now seems that the correct, widely established convention is to use the term '''akrasia'''.
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